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'Fashion Star' contestants design 'his and hers' complementing garments

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, Apr 30th 2013 03:55 pm

Four designers won purchases on Friday's episode of "Fashion Star"

In the eighth episode of NBC's competition show "Fashion Star" (from Friday, April 26), the remaining six contestants were presented with a challenge to create a design and alter it to complement both a man and a woman. Designers Silvia Arguello, Cassandra Hobbins, Daniel Silverstein and JesseRay Vasquez and Garrett Gerson all won purchases from the retailers. Designer Hunter Bell was not purchased this week.

The week's challenge presented obstacles to the designers who were pushed way outside their comfort zones. In developing their complementing "his and hers" designs, the two pieces were to reflect each other, yet differ in fit and style to accommodate both genders.

Emotions ran high and nearly every contestant was brought to tears as the fashion show approached. Despite scoring a purchase from Saks Fifth Avenue for her sheer top, designer Arguello was sent home.

The purchases made in the eighth episode were as follows:

Macy's (www.macys.com/fashionstar)

JesseRay Vasquez and Garrett Gerson's sleeveless shirtdresss was purchased in both chambray and red geo print versions, and will retail for $99.

Cassandra Hobbins ankle zip pant was purchased in both bark and blue versions, and will retail for $79.

Saks Fifth Avenue (www.saksfifthavenue.com/fashionstar)

Sylvia Arguello's sheer top was purchased, and will retail for $265.

Express (www.express.com/fashionstar)

Daniel Silverstein's denim romper and men's denim jacket were purchased, and will retail for $69.90 and $88, respectively.

Cassandra Hobbins' men's plaid pant was purchased, and will retail for $69.90.

Hosted by fashion journalist Louise Roe, "Fashion Star" gives 13 young designers the chance to win a multimillion-dollar prize of launching their original collections in three of the nation's largest fashion retailers.

For more on "Fashion Star," visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/fashion-star/. Fans can follow the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NBCFashionStar and on Twitter @NBCFashionStar.

"Fashion Star" airs Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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